A novel esterase from Saccharomyces carlsbergensis, a possible function for the yeast TIP1 gene.


An extracellular esterase was isolated from the brewer's yeast, Saccharomyces carlsbergensis. Inhibition by diisopropyl fluorophosphate shows that the enzyme has a serine active site. By mass spectrometry, the molecular weight of the enzyme was 16.9 kDa. The optimal pH for activity was in the range of four to five. Esterase activity was found in beer before… (More)